We’ve already popped champagne for reaching January 1st; now, it’s time for the exciting Lunar New Year. It’s celebrated throughout the world, including here in San Diego.
Here are great events & festivals to commemorate Chinese New Year in SD.
This annual event is a 2 day fair with a variety of entertainment, eats & more. Hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association San Diego, it’s nestled in the old Chinatown of San Diego – now the Asian Thematic District.
This event features:
- A stage featuring many musical and dance performances
- Delicious food & drinks from Chinese and other Asian cultures
It’s found on J Street & Third Avenue.
Find dates & specific times at the Chinese New Year Fair website.
(Typically 3rd or 4th weekend in February.)
Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
SeaWorld hosts a Lunar New Year celebration that typically goes about 2 weeks. Come enjoy:
- A mesmerizing Chinese acrobat performance
- Other local entertainers
- Fantastic bites & drinks
It’s a colorful celebration that’ll get you even more excited for rest of year to come!
It’s typically the second & third week of February.
Get specific dates & information here.
This Vietnamese festival is 3 days of entertainment, food and more. Get excited for:
- Spoken word
- Miss Vietnam Pageant
- Golden Voice
- Music like taiko drumming
- Other contests, such as Dog Costume!
It’s going to be 3 fiersome days of entertainment and amazing food (like, of course, pho!)
Learn more here at the festival website.